I believe that everyone has it within themselves to find their way out of a personal crisis, regain their balance and eventually to thrive. Sometimes we just need a bit of help finding our way. Whilst I may not have all the answers, I will be your companion and guide as we work our way towards the light at the end of the tunnel you find yourself in. You will be heard. Together we can seek to explore and understand what you are going through, and how you can positively move forward.
I support individuals with a broad range of issues such as coping with a life changing illness, depression, anxiety, loss or bereavement. I also work with clients searching for a sense of purpose or meaning in life or who have lost their sense of identity. Every client has different needs and I adapt my approach accordingly, integrating Humanistic and Existential practice where appropriate.
In addition to private practice, I provide counselling to cancer patients and their families at the Fountain Centre, a charity based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. This has enabled me to gain a deep understanding of the impact of a cancer diagnosis (or any life threatening condition). I have also learnt readjusting to life after cancer can be just as challenging as living with it.
With the charity HomeStart, I have supported mothers struggling with depression and bonding difficulties, and those who are overwhelmed or suffering loss and grief.
Choosing a counsellor can be a daunting decision and it is important to find the right person for you. Before our first session, and before you commit to therapy with me, I offer a free 30 minute telephone conversation in which to discuss your needs and answer any questions you might have.
I work with adults (18+) and the elderly and offer counselling in-person at The Eaves in Godalming.
Fountain Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital
Before becoming a counsellor I worked in both the corporate and charity sectors. I lived and worked for many years in Asia, Latin America and Europe and am sensitive to cultural differences and the particular challenges of living as an expat.
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